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Feb 13, 2013 4:30am EST
up on good morning maryland. >>> in a few minutes hope benedict xvi will address the word world -- world. >> he will lead the ash wednesday mass. >> the pope was supposed to lead a traditional service at church in rome but the venue changed after the pope announced he will retire at the end of the month. the new venue will allow more worshipers to bid farewell to the outgoing pope. this is the first time we are hearing from the leader of the vatican since his surprise announcement. >>> it's likely that it will be his last mass in public. ash wednesday is a day where christians mark the beginning of lent. >>> and even if you can't make it to church on this ash wednesday, you can participate in the tradition. a handful of maryland episcopal churches are taking part in ashes to the street. it's called ashes to go and it will take place at train stations coffee shops and downtown baltimore other public spots and neighborhoods you know well. anyone who wants to will be able to receive a mudge cross of ashes which is a christian sign reef pentence. >>> government officials are condemn
ABC
Feb 14, 2013 4:30am EST
protection since 2011. >>> five things to know before you head out the door this morning. pope benedict xvi will meet with a group of parish priests in rome today. the retiring pope is expected to talk about the personal experiences as a young reformist back in the vatican council back in the 1960s. pope benedict will step down on february 28th. >>> senate democrat leaders are expected to vote on chuck hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense. a chairperson believes hagel has enough votes to get past the senate fill buster and be confirmed as the top pentagon first of all. the na plans to hold a news conference today in tennessee to respond to the president's state of the union address. on tuesday, the president called on congress to vote on a package of proposed measures including a ban on a sale of assault weapons and mandatory background check. >>> robin roberts will be on the cover of "people" magazine this week. inside the gma co-anchor talks about the battle with cancer. pick up a copy at newsstands beginning tomorrow. >>> today a collection of love letters between lyndon johnson
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 4:30am EST
to replace pope benedict xvi. the vatican spokesman says the changes could mean that cardinals involved in the voting process could start earlier than march 15th. with the current law, cardinals have to wait 15 days after the pap acy becomes vacant before they can allow eligible cardinals to arrive in rome. speculation mounted that pope benedict may announce a new law allowing the conclave to start on march 10th. >>> time now for five things to know for you on this thursday morning. a new stamp honoring civil rights icon rosa parks will be unveiled in baltimore later today. congressman cummings and other state leaders will join the postal service for that unveiling. this will take place at the museum scheduled for 11:00. >>> plaque history month amtrak is holding a celebration at penn station starting at 11:00 this morning. passengers will see exhibits and learn the unique contributions of african- americans to the railroad industry throughout history. >>> wal-mart workers and their supporters will unveil the profits the retail giant makes in an event in catonsville. a new repo
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 4:30am EST
you about this yesterday morning as breaking news. pope benedict stepping down. >> coming up at 5, we will have local reaction to the pope's surprising announcement and this was a genuine surprise. no one saw this coming. also, what's next. >> also ahead this morning a. woman tries to help a homeless guy but gives him more than change. we will tell you how his act of kennedness restored her faith in humanity. a -- kindness restored her faith in humanity. >>> some kid in the area put a spin on a song in the name of education. ♪ hey i am reading and it's amazing ♪ so grab a book. >> you have to get on board with that. >> that's good. i can go with that. students at elementary school in pikesville put together this video parodying the song call me maybe. the reading specialist wrote the lyrics and after three weeks of practice it was released and played during the morning announcement to more than 900 students. >> we just want our students to become more interested in reading, make it fun and interesting. have them think of reading as a fun activity. >> well at last check the video r
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
leaving before dying. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi announced his resignation and threw the church inteun certainty. the 85-year-old pontiff said he's no longer strong enough to fulfill his duties, saying strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which has in the past few months really deteriorated in me. >> it's remarkable to me in this day and age that he would step down. >> reporter: remarkable and shocking, because no pope has stepped down for 6 centuries. the decision is being hailed as historic and a potential game changer, making it okay to resign. now a billion catholics worldwide are left wondering who their next leader will be. >> the biggest question is where they will come from? will it be an italian pope, a latin-american pope? >> reporter: a conclave to elect a new pope will begin in mid-march, in time for easter. pub successors are from milan, canada -- possible successors are from milan, canada, and argentina. >> jeff hagel joins us with more reaction locally. >> reporter: archbishop william laurie said he visited the vatican 7 weeks ago and saw no signs of
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 5:30pm EST
condition. he is expected to survive. >>> pope benedict xvi shocked everyone with the sudden announcement of his retirement and today is the last ash wednesday mass he will celebrate. it's the last major celebration before he steps down at the end of the month. for the people it was a special moment. >> it was emotional to be there. it was something special. >> new before mass pope benedict made his first public appearance since announcing his rest sig flaismghts cruds cleared for him. his successor will be chosen at a conclave last month. >> while the pope is celebrating the last ash wednesday, the archbishop is celebrating his first as the archbishop of baltimore. he led a midday mass and is currently celebrating mass at the cathedral of mayor our queen -- mary our queen. >>> president obama is on the roadworking to reenforce his plan. >> the bulk of his message focused on the economy. the president wants to stimulate the economy. republicans are sceptical. >> to reignite true engine of american economic growth, a thriving middle class. >> last night the president offered u
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
of pope benedict 16. the pontiff will be resigning at the end of this month, becoming the first nope step down in 600 years. the pope says being pope requires strength of mind and body, and he has neither anymore. the pope's doctors recently advised him not to take any more transatlantic trips. the archbishop of baltimore, william laurie, says he met with the pope in rome a few week ago and saw no signs of him slowing down. pope benedict will devote the rest of his life to prayer and reflection. >> there's only one holy father. what he's zoing float tiring in the way that you and i think about retirement. you have your 401k, you have your little place and you go off and do it. the holy father lives a different kind of existence. >> archbishop laurie say the fact that the pope would recognize his own physical frailty and display it to world shows his own humility. >> the college of cardinal wills decide on the next pope president the archbishop of baltimore will vote for a new pope. >>> for the latest developments, follow us on twitter, @abc2news. >>> we have an update on a case thatt
ABC
Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
the church won't stay leaderless for long, pope benedict changed the rules for the next conclave. cardinals can begint process of electing a new pope immediately. they're fighting stories that he's stepping down because of gay prests. we may never know what the document contained. >> most of them are not true. >> analysts believe a strong hand is needed to lead the church through the scandals, a job that will be even more difficult because the church is split by birth infighting. >>> gun control will be up for debait. the bills were sproatd out of the committee last thursday. it could come up for a vote as early as this coming wednesday. >>> a huge rally in annapolis to drum up support for a plan to renovate dozens of baltimore schools. the plan would set aside a block grant each year in the budget for city schools. spores say it would create more than $1 billion to remodel some schools. cheryl conner is following the story and will have a live report at 6:00 from annapolis. >>> good-bye baltimore. for a few months, the ship will be part of the navy's continuing promise. during h
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
quickly because we had this given to us. a vatican spokesman says pope benedict xvi will resign at the end of this month. this being confirmed by a number of agencies including the associated press and reuters. we've tweeted it out for you this morning. you can follow us to be up to date on this. more as the day goes on. >>> we'll tell you about the tornado you definitely heard about it by now rveght the tornado that -- by now, the tornado that ripped through mississippi. take a look at this video shortly after the tornado touched down. the town of hatsyfield is home to southern miss which received a lot of damage. state officials say three people have been injured and the storm has caused significant damage. >>> the storm may be over but the work now is just beginning. >> stay with us this morning. we're going to talk about cleaning up all the snow. how do you do it when you have no place to put it. there's so much of it. we'll tell what you some states are facing this morning after the huge blizzard. >> the family of the late penn state cope joe paterno speaking out. what they had to
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 5:00am EST
the world. >> pope benedict xvi is stepping down. this was breaking news yesterday. find out when the catholic church can expect a new leader. what do we do when something that's hard to paint, really wants to be painted? we break out new behr ultra with stain-blocker from the home depot... ...the best selling paint and primer in one that now eliminates stains. so it paints over stained surfaces, scuffed surfaces, just about any surface. what do you say we go where no paint has gone before, and end up some place beautiful. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. behr ultra. now with advanced stain blocking, only at the home depot, and only $31.98 a gallon. low detergent gasoline. while the car on the right was filled up with bp gasoline with invigorate. which helps clean and protect its engine so it can get a few more miles per tank than the car on the left. >>> 5:21. this morning we continue coverage of the pope's upcome resignation. >> for many people all around the world it was a surprise to many of the announcement and now the reality beginning to sink in. aft
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
canada. yesterday, pope benedict xvi announced he will step down at the end of the month. the head of the first and oldest archdiocese archbishop of baltimore says that he met with the pope seven weeks ago in rome and saw no evidence he was slowing down. of leaving his post he will devote the rest of his life to prayer and reflection. >> there's only one holy father and so what he is doing is not retiring of the way you and i think about retirement you know. you got your 401k and you know you got your little place and you go off and do it. the holy father raves very different existence. lives a very different existence. >> the fact he would recognize his fraility and display it to the world shows hugh mitity. >> we will tell you a plan to keep students safe. >> also, what does 40 inches of snow falling in 24 hours look like? we will look in a minute. >> all right. temperatures are above average this morning. but, the low average -- below average temperatures are on the way. >> reporter: here's a live look at a crash on columbia pike. we will let you know what you will need to watch ou
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
benedict xvi presided at ash wednesday services. this is a live look at what's going on in rome as we speak. this was likely the pope's last ash wednesday address and it was also going tonight last public speaking event coming in rome. the venue changed after the pope did come in to make has announcement of retirement ending in the month. he told the faithful he was stepping down "for the good of the church." this is the first time we are hearing from him since the surprise announcement two days ago. >>> today president obama hits the road to drum up support for his programs to help the middle class. he is going to make a stop in asheville north carolina. these are proposals that he brought up in his state of the anion a-- union address last night including a plan to raise the minimum wage and find work for 12.3 million unemployed americans. >> it's our unfinished task to make sure this government works on behalf of the many. not just the few. let's declare in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty. >> president obama said that none o
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 5:00am EST
head to break, you are looking live from the vatican where the pope benedict xvi is addressing the ash wednesday mass. it's significant because it could likely be the 85-year- old's last mass. he is telling people he is resigning and stepping down is good for the church saying his health can't keep up with the job. >> during his remarks he gave the faith -- [audio not understandable] what do we do when something that's hard to paint, really wants to be painted? we break out new behr ultra with stain-blocker from the home depot... ...the best selling paint and primer in one that now eliminates stains. so it paints over stained surfaces, scuffed surfaces, just about any surface. what do you say we go where no paint has gone before, and end up some place beautiful. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. behr ultra. now with advanced stain blocking, only at the home depot, and only $31.98 a gallon. >>> lean cuisine lovers check your freezers. nestle is recalling the mushroom traffic oldy. three customers reported glass fragments in the entrees. it covers package o
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 11:00pm EST
physical strength to carry on. pope benedict is the first in centuries to resyne. >> cardinal o' bryan will take part in the picking of the new pope. an italian photographer captured lightening striking st. peters facility within hours of the announce. being made. . >> his heroism is getting the thanks of a greatful nation. . >> coming up, a touching moment during today's ceremony. >> and our morning wave of precipitation clearing out now but an additional wave expected to roll in by wednesday. we'lltalk about that and the chances for snow in the out look coming up. >> and which chocolates are the best for your sweetheart? we tested them out and we'll bring you the results. . >> he was in the oval office and racing around pretty good and sampling a number of apple ls before finding the first one. >> it was a special week for clint, he and his wife celebrate their anniversary tomorrow. >> if you're in line at the grocery store tomorrow you'll probably see the story on esquire magazine. you'll seethe story of a man who shot osama bin lad den. we'll alsolearn why this hero is strug
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